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Open Source Intelligence: Data Patterns on the WWW


Published 2007


Valdis will present his work in "open source intelligence" -- finding interesting data and patterns on the WWW and making sense of them. He will explain how he used the web to create various network analyses with purely public information.

* 9/11 hijackers, their supporters, and their connections
* book buying patterns on Amazon
* economic development community in NE Ohio
* the blogosphere in NE Ohio

Valdis will explain a simple method to follow in tracking web data and how Google is the only reserach tool you need to get started. He will show how government and business organizations do "link analysis" of both public and private data and how we have the tools do similar analysis of them. This will be illustrated with various examples from recent news stories.

Valdis Krebs is a Cleveland-based software entrepreneur and business consultant who specializes in network analysis . a.k.a. social network analysis, link analysis, network mapping. His worldwide client base includes large and small companies, communities and associations, and once in a while a branch of government.

Valdis. favorite computer language is Prolog . a relational language often used in artificial intelligence[AI] and rule-based systems. His InFlow software is pure Prolog and uses various AI methods to find patterns in data.

Valdis gained his .15 minutes of fame. for his network maps of the 9-11 hijackers and of political book buying patterns on Amazon. Both have been featured in the blogosphere as well as in mainstream media.


Producer Valdis Krebs
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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Reviewer: BenjaminS.T. - favoritefavorite - November 23, 2012
Subject: Data Patterns on the WWW
I really dislike the digital distortion on this. I give this two stars for really bad audio.
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